Canyons & Citscapes: The Work of Andrew Prokos

Bright lights, architectural lines, sweeping city views – these are just a few elements that occupy Andrew Prokos‘ photography. As a commercial and fine art photographer, his inspiration stems from urban landscapes and the personality of a city through its unique structural design.

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While he captures images of skylines, cityscapes, architecture, and famous monuments, Prokos incorporates organic shapes from nature. From time to time, he photographs the beauty of the western United States’ dynamic canyon landscapes.

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Prokos’ work has received numerous awards, been widely published in newspapers and magazines, and displayed in museums and corporate art collections.

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Add energy, life, and American beauty to your space! Learn more about Andrew Prokos and view his collection on our website.

Steven Mohlenkamp

Murals Your Way is proud to welcome back a favorite artist: self-taught photographer Steve Mohlenkamp!

Steve Mohlenkamp is a Denver-based artist, where he operates his studio Steve Mohlenkamp Photography. Previously, he has worked as a magazine Photography Director, a corporate Advertising Manager, and a Graphic Designer.

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His photos capture the spirit of the west; panoramic mountain scenes, light-filled canyons, and majestic skylines appear often in Mohlenkamp’s work.

His images have appeared in publications such as Cowboys & Indians, Arizona Highways, Car & Driver, Sunset, Plateau Journal, and Road & Track, among others. His commercial photography fills the needs of even the most demanding requests of his clients, and his prints hang in many corporate and private collections.

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We’re so glad Steve Mohlenkamp has joined up with Murals Your Way! Discover even more of his superb work on our website.

Go Beyond Walls

We love when our customers share photos with us after installing their wall mural.  Every once in a while, we see murals placed anywhere but the walls! Here are a few examples of some rather unique and clever installations.

Look Up

Create the illusion of space and add depth to any room by placing a mural on the ceiling. Aimee P. of Seattle, Washington, chose the Apotheosis Mural to match her elegant setting.

Put a Spring in Your Step

Step into a surprising pop of color or intricate design. Lizz M. of Oakland, California, went with a custom mural of bright woodgrain texture to liven up her staircase.

A “Secret” Entryway

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By creating a custom mural, Peter K. of Lawrenceville, Illinois, disguised his door as a bookcase!

Are you inspired to put a mural in a not-so-conventional area? Already have some ideas brewing? Find more unique mural installations and browse our website to get started!

Get Homey with Hygge

It was shortlisted to be Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year. More than 1.6 millions Instagram posts boast it as a hashtag. The Danes have been doing it for centuries. So, what exactly is hygge?

 

Hygge: (hoo-gah) – “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.”

 

The concept is perfect for winter – cocooning oneself in a soft blanket, nestled in front of a fireplace with a cup of coffee in hand. But hygge isn’t just the obsession of getting cosy; it’s finding pleasure in the small, everyday things and enjoying the company of friends and loved ones.

With a little inspiration, you can achieve a comfy, inviting atmosphere within your own home. Here a few ways you can add a little hygge to any room.

 

Woodland Wonderland

Hygge definitely has that get-lost-in-nature, cabin-like feel to it. Bringing nature indoors can give a peaceful and verdant touch to any space.

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Add a Little Light

Warm, low lighting is essential to hygge. Light your favorite scented candle or put a log on the fireplace while you snuggle up to read a book or catch up on a favorite TV series.

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Natural Textures

Woodgrain, soft knits, smooth pebbles – these all add interest despite their minimal, neutral hues.

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Enjoy the Moment

The key to hyyge is to take the time to appreciate the little things. Enjoying a quiet moment to yourself, spending quality time with loved ones, pursuing a hands-on hobby, relaxing after a long day – whatever you do, be mindful and enjoy the moment.

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What’s New for January?

Many of our artists have created new images, and we’ve added them to our website. Take a look!

Carol Saxe renders airy landscapes and soft architecture within her paintings.

  

Andrea Haase photographs pretty florals.

 

Jim Zuckerman captures fantastic monuments and dynamic moments.

 

Larry Grossman collages artwork to create unique retro compositions.

James Lee paints romantic city street scenes as well as landscapes.

 

 

Take Inspiration from Famous Murals

Without a doubt, murals have been around as long as people. From the cave paintings at Lascaux Grottoes in southern France to the street art murals of today, people have been leaving signs of their own existence around the world. Although murals mainly cover interiors and exteriors of public buildings such as churches and museums, they have spilled onto streets and architecture within cities. Due to their cultural and historic significance, some murals have become undeniably famous and recognizable.

Take inspiration from famous murals – whether in subject matter, color palette, or an exact replica – to enliven a blank wall. Here are a few examples to get started.

 

The Sistine Chapel – Michelangelo Buonarroti

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From 1508 to 1512, Michelangelo masterfully painted the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling. It is regarded as one of the major artistic accomplishments of human civilization. The ceiling contains 33 fully painted panels, The Creation of Adam being the most famous.

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The Last Supper – Leonardo da Vinci

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Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper adorns the wall of a convent dining hall in Milan, Italy. Despite restoration efforts, the mural is in poor condition due to humidity, dust, and location. It has inspired imitations by other artists such as Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol, and countlessly reproduced and printed on home goods.

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Detroit Industry – Diego Rivera
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In 1932, the Detroit Institute of Arts commissioned Mexican muralist Diego Rivera to create a mural for the museum. The work pays tribute to Detroit’s labor force and manufacturing industry, placing emphasis on the auto industry. It is considered to be a National Historic Landmark.

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The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Eduardo Kobra
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With a team of five painters, Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra created this mural depicting singer Bob Dylan during three phases of his career. The images are overpainted with kaleidoscope-like colors and patterns, commanding attention and making it visible from afar.

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Find even more images on our website, or gather inspiration from our Pinterest page!

New Year, New Walls

With 2017 just around the corner, you’re probably already planning your resolutions – getting fit and healthy, spending more time with family and friends, enjoying life to the fullest. Whatever your goals are, freshening up your living space can help mark a clean slate. Wondering where to start? We’ve collected different ideas that will help you make a bold statement and pamper your walls.

Green

Pantone has already announced the color of 2017: Greenery. The refreshing yellow-green hue is fitting, as it symbolizes new beginnings. As nature’s neutral, this color pairs beautifully with just about every other color.

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Bold Botanicals

Floral prints never go out of style, but this trend emphasizes bold and dramatic. Think dark backgrounds and oversized patterns.

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Metallics

Make any room shimmer by adding some glitz. No matter how you use it, gold, bronze, and silver give a luxurious look to any setting.

Green will be the color of 2017. The gold mirror and banana leaf pattern accent it beautifully!:
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Coloring Wallpaper

No longer do your walls need to act simply as a backdrop. Coloring wallpaper lets them take center stage, and it’s great for kids and adults alike.

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Textures

Exposed brick, weathered wood, smooth agate – these beautiful textures are all found in nature, and give off a homey feel. Skip the hassle of the real materials, and use easy-to-install wall murals instead!

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Check out our Pinterest Board for more inspiration and ideas!

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What’s New for December?

As the New Year approaches, we’ve been busy adding new images to our mural selection. Check out fresh work from some of our current artists!

Brian Jannsen captures the allure of nature and intricacies of architecture.

   

Terry Donnelly shoots breathtaking panoramas of cityscapes and rolling countrysides.

   

Mary Liz Austin photographs flowers and landscapes bursting with colors and harmony.

   

Alan Giana paints tranquil coastlines and charming countrysides, creating moments of escape.

   

Alan Crosthwaite snaps photographs of sunny California coastlines and romantic Italian canals.

   

Find even more of our artists and their work on our website!